Pioneers-USA contributes to this vision by mobilizing, equipping and caring for US missionaries sent out by their local churches.
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The work of the Great Commission was put into the hands of the local church, so we partner with them. We serve in sprawling cities and rural villages, finding creative ways to engage the unreached with the goal of building relationships and making disciples. More than 3,000 missionaries with various skill sets use their giftings and experiences on the mission field every day, watching God transform lives across cultures and people groups everywhere.
Join us by providing support to those who are in the field or by going out to the field yourself. This is a team effort—there are no small parts.
Decades ago, our founder Ted Fletcher insisted, “There are no closed doors, only opportunities for creativity.”
Yet as the global population has grown, more than one in three people in the world still remain unreached, cut off from the gospel by isolation, neglect, hostility and other barriers.
That’s why we’re working on biblical models to encourage fresh thinking and new efforts. In 2018 we started our own innovation lab to teach our staff and other groups empathy-based “design thinking” and facilitate breakthroughs worldwide.
Did you know India has more unreached people groups than any other country? Since 2004, a ministry launched by a Pioneer has been serving the disabled, impoverished and forgotten through a network of healthcare workers and volunteers who share the love of Jesus in hands-on ways. We’re encouraged by their impact in 2018:
Many cross-cultural workers leverage tools like social media campaigns and evangelistic websites to build relationships and make disciples in places that may be otherwise inaccessible.
We walk alongside seekers in their journey to faith in Jesus and connect them with local believers where possible.
In 2018, Arab World Media reports:
People in many cultures rely on the spoken word, rather than the written word, to learn and communicate. Mission teams working in these contexts are learning to recognize and respond to these realities and become increasingly effective in sharing Scripture, communicating the gospel and making disciples.
An estimated 80% of the world population prefers oral communication.
Just 40 years ago, our first missionary went out. Pioneers has seen tremendous growth since then. But we have a big mission. It will require more people—a lot of people. That’s why our faith-filled goals for 2019 include placing new US workers among 30 unreached people groups and continuing to build our capacity toward appointing 250 new missionaries each year.